The British Virgin Islands consist of the main islands of Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada and Jost Van Dyke, as well as a few smaller islands located in the West Indies, next to the U.S. Virgin Islands. Once an ideal pirate hideout, this place quickly became a little piece of paradise for many tourists. The four islands offer several activities to make your stay most inviting.
What would a trip to the British Virgin Islands be without visiting one of its beautiful beaches? Whether you go on the beaches of Cane Garden Bay, White Bay, The Baths, Necker Island or Guana, you will be mesmerized by the natural beauty of this tropical escape. Choose a beach, have your swimsuit ready and simply sunbathe in style or enjoy a walk to the nearby small shops.
The capital of the British Virgin Islands, Road Town, is located on the island of Tortola. A visit of the city will allow you to admire its small colorful houses and its magnificent botanical garden filled with beautiful flowers and tropical plants. Head to the fine sandy beach graced with coconut palms of Cane Garden Bay for a moment of relaxation under the warm Caribbean sun.
Do you want to escape in the middle of nature on the island of Tortola? Sage Mountain National Park offers you the chance to discover beautiful hikes in the middle of the forest. There are a total of twelve trails to choose from. At a height of almost 1,700 feet, the lookout tower on the mountain will give you a breathtaking view of the nearby islands, including Jost Van Dyke and St. Thomas.
Don’t miss your chance to visit the island of Virgin Gorda! Head to The Baths beach where you can enjoy stunning natural baths overlooking the Caribbean Sea. In addition to its turquoise water, you can admire the large rocks at the entrance forming a natural cave. Take out your camera to capture the beauty of this geological wonder.
Many scuba diving sites are accessible in this wonderful Caribbean archipelago and most of them are suitable for all levels of experience. Some places even offer you the chance to discover fabulous underwater treasures, such as ancient shipwrecks, beautiful coral reefs and various marine species. Although most dive centers are located on the island of Tortola, it is also possible to find some in Jost Van Dyke and Virgin Gorda.
The currency used in the British Virgin Islands is the U.S. dollar. You can get it in advance or at most ATMs on the island.
Electrical outlets at destination are the same as in Canada. However, plan to bring a power converter.
It is strongly recommended that your Canadian passport be valid for at least 6 months after the date of your return from travel. For more information, visit the Government of Canada's website.
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